and butter it, then, and only then, will I season it.
Then, I put a big dollop of sour cream on top and I mix the sour cream and potato with my tongue to make sure the taste buds are hitting on all 12 cylinders and I'm getting exactly the taste I expected.
I need to rest the remainder of the day. They put me fully under and intubate me because of my sleep apnea and I'm allergic to Succ's so what they give me takes longer to come out of.
I made and had a cup of my instant mashed potato and deviled ham gruel. (semi-liquid diet) Having a small cup of flan.
Here's the good news.
My doctor said my case is their most successful case at UC San Diego Medical Centers ever.
I still have to go back a couple more times but originally HE WANTED TO CUT OUT MY ESOPHAGUS.
Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes earlier this morning. :-)
Relaxing muscles during surgery or when using a breathing machine (ventilator). It is also used to induce anesthesia or when a tube must be inserted in the windpipe. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Succinylcholine is a depolarizing muscle relaxant. (It paralyzes you so you can't move while they insert the breathing tube.)
Some people say to ride them like a wave. Some people fight their way through.
If you would look at a craving from an outside persons point of view, you can remove yourself from the middle of the storm and learn what created and drove it.
This understanding often allows you to simply bypass this bump the next time it appears. "Oh yeah, I've dealt with this trigger before. Next?"
Ask yourself some questions when you gat a crave.
What made me think of smoking right now?
Was it the task I was doing?
Was it the reward after the task I was expecting?
Was it an emotion I've tied to smoking?
As you pinpoint the causes, it becomes easier and easier to build your non smoking experiences into a stronger quit.
Yes, I realize many are instructed try to pinpoint their triggers/reasons for smoking or wanting to smoke before they quit but, you'll find you need to continue learning after you've quit until you are comfortable and have let smoking go.
My bed is sliding and I want to teach it how to quit.
I had to elevate my bed for acid reflux. It's 8 inches higher at the head of the bed.
That makes the top of the mattress 36 inches high at the head of the bed. That means I can't just sit down and then swing my legs onto the bed as my bed is higher than my butt. You have to sort of assume the pole vaulters position. (you know the one where they are trying to not hit the bar with their shoulders) and throw yourself on the bed.
You've probably heard for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.
My mattress slides off the box springs every time I get on the bed.
The corner diagonal to top outer corner of the bed is trapped by a cabinet that is screwed to the wall. It can't slide down so it makes the top corner push out.
I need a solution.
I thought if I could put L shape with the bottom leg trapped under the box springs and the vertical leg projecting up beyond the box springs trapping the mattress, that it might solve the problem.
I began my search for such a piece of hardware.
I was a contractor so I had a good idea where to start.
I knew the steel would have to be 1/4 inch thick so it didn't just move out when I got on the bed and eventually weaken the point where the two legs meet.
This planning takes some effort. I started sending emails to the company that manufactures hardware that I used to use to see if they had anything that might work. After 4 back and forth's I realized I wasn't going to get anywhere without paying an exorbitant price for one piece of hardware.
I continued searching (time is the healer)
I found what I needed on Etsy. There's a guy in Illinois who makes 1/4" thick steel shelf brackets. What I needed was under $12. I asked him how much more it would take to extend the bottom leg of the L from 8 inches to 12 inches. He said $1.
Now I know I've made it through No Mans Land but I still hadn't figured out how I would attach it to anything.
This stage is like those unexpected loss of a friend or pet or a family fight during your first two years.
I had thought I could use tiny C clamps to secure the L to the bed frame somehow and the bottom leg would be trapped under the wood frame at the head of the box springs. I also thought It could sit atop the steel bed frame cross member, but, that would make it too low down the side and I would constantly be hitting the clamps with my leg.
I hadn't even looked at the conditions where I intended to place it. I had an idea what it would be but it turned out to be the opposite of what I imagined. Another unexpected stumbling block? No, fortunately, the frame being closed instead of open will work to my advantage. (see inside the blue circle)
Here's what I came up with. (The red are stacked washers to let my L clear and sit atop the frame)
The end of the wood trapped under the frame will push against the inside of the bed frame keeping the L from moving.
So, is this the end of it? Do I need to be vigilant? What else could happen? The only thing I can guess is the single clamps that hold the arms and connect the two long sides of the bed frame might start coming loose. Solution? Add more clamps.
If you think about it, every problem we face in life
is similar to quitting smoking when you break it down.